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[at-l] gear list in order of priority
- Subject: [at-l] gear list in order of priority
- From: gadog430 at charter.net (Gadog430)
- Date: Sun Apr 17 18:40:19 2005
- References: <email@example.com>
After my total meltdown, TOTAL METLDOWN, in Hightower Gap, I will not be
without a pot stand for long.
What does everyone use?
----- Original Message -----
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 7:08 PM
Subject: Re: [at-l] gear list in order of priority
> In a message dated 4/17/2005 3:14:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> Dear People,
> ... you are a novice hiker.
> ... you have no gear.
> ... you have an unlimited cash flow.
> ... you want to thru-hike the AT.
> ... you have all the time in the world to prepare.
> I know that the pack is the last thing to purchase, and I already have my
> cell phone powered and charged and ready to go (only joking). Taking all
> this into account, what would you suggest purchasing first? Basically,
> trying to figure out where I should begin.
> I began with my big 3...
> Tent (Nomad lite)
> Sleeping bag (MountainSmith vision down +15 bag) & silk liner (Jag bag)
> Sleeping pad (old 3/4 Thermarest, later replaced by 2" 3/4 thermarest LE,
> I have a bad back).
> THEN I got my pack (ULA P2).
> My kitchen wasn't a big consideration...
> pepsi can stove
> Pot with home made lid
> Pot stand (wire mesh)
> wind screen (made out of oven liner)
> All of this weighed very little and all fit in my pot.
> My thoughts are leaning towards boots and clothing, but only nudging out
> "kitchen" by a tad.
> My boots, I lucked into... Tried a pair of Lowa Tempest mids on at my
> outfitter (one of the few size 14 boots he had), and they were fantastic
> enough not to bind, or hit my toes on the down hills, I use merino wool
> Blisters were the exception on my thru, not the rule.
> BE SURE YOUR BOOTS FIT!!! Whatever they are.... Too tight, too lose, tooo
> Also, I wonder if it would not be prudent to purchase a few things to use
> for now, and then purchase more specialized versions of the same, but
> when it is much closer to my actual thru-hike. Would it be a good idea to
> a pack and fill it with rocks and just walk around with it on all the
> Would it be a good idea to beat the hell out of some clothing just to see
> what it will take? Things like this I realize may have obvious answers.
> really hoping this will do is get you all posting like crazy so that I
> get as many ideas as possible to run...er hike... with.
> Fill the pack with STUFF, that resembles your gear, so you get used to
> with gear in the pack (get used to packing it)... Unless you will really
> rocks.. ;-)
> hotdog AT 03
> PS Don't over plan your hike... Just enjoy it.
> By the way, I went on my first hike in eons last weekend. It was about 30
> minutes long and the 2 year old that was with us moved faster than I did,
> at least it loosened up my ankle and didn't aggravate my back too badly.
> year from now I'd like to make that same hike in 29 minutes... maybe even
> LOL! Keep in mind, I'm not lazy, just recovering from car accident
> Thanking you in advance for your help,
> Buddhist thought for the day:
> Do not speak- unless it improves on silence.
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